For women looking for a lighter, more compact shovel to use in the backcountry, the G3 Women’s SpadeTech Elle Shovel gets the job done with a bit more finesse. For most women, more efficient shoveling techniques make up for a lack of oxen-level strength when digging pits or practicing burial excavations. With the SpadeTech Elle’s smaller blade and plastic T-handle, you can use these techniques with a shovel that fits your smaller frame and arm span. Durable aluminum lasts for years and punches through icy debris thanks to a curved blade and handle-to-blade design that transfers more power directly to the blade’s tip.
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Pretty good compact shovel
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you're looking for a fairly flat, light, T grip shove, this is a good one. I shovel fast rather than for volume, so the small capacity works fine but may be a hinderance to those who heave more. Everything a shovel should be.